Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Indiana University Media School Distinguished Alumni Award honors former students who have become leaders in media after majoring in journalism, radio/TV, telecommunications, film and related fields through the school or its predecessors.

Those who took significant coursework in the Media School or its predecessors also are eligible, along with alumni who served prominent roles for IU student media.

Our 2017 recipients: 

  • Harold de Bock, PhD’74 (Mass Communications)
    Media researcher
  • Gary Donatelli, BA’74 (Radio/TV)
    Television and film director and producer
  • Sandra Eisert, BA’73 (Journalism)
    Photojournalist, visual journalist
  • Kathleen Johnston, BA’82 (Journalism)
    Investigative journalist and producer
  • Bryan Moss, BA’66 (Journalism)
  • Diane Shah, BA’67 (Journalism)
    Journalist and author

The ceremony:

The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 6 in Presidents Hall in Franklin Hall, IU Bloomington.

Reserve your place by Sunday, Oct. 1, at myiu.org/daa. Tickets are $35 for IU Alumni Association members and $40 for nonmembers.

Looking for lodging?

The Hilton Garden Inn offers rates of $134-159. Book online or call 812-331-1335. Use hotel block code “IDSA.”


Previous recipients